Suspected Arson at Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

Issue date: 24th November 2011

The cause of a fire at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre in Newport is being investigated.

Three appliances, including a water bowser, tackled the blaze in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 12th November. South Wales Fire and Rescue say they found two separate seats of fire in the café and office at the centre in Rogerstone.

The Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trust, which is restoring the locks, runs the centre which attracts around 50,000 visitors a year.

The trust and council have secured more than £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other groups to restore two pairs of locks, originally named Cefn Flight which served the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

The full article and video footage is available on the BBC website